Safety in and around water is an important issue for all children, but studies show that there are a disproportionate number of drownings among minority children. Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates took a trip to our Make A Splash site to hang with the kids and discuss the importance of water safety to the media.
Meet Ivan! Water safety experts from the Town North Family YMCA met him after they conducted a Make A Splash event at his apartment complex’s pool. Now, swimming has become a major part of his life! Take a moment to watch his story.
Many times children are left unsupervised in apartment complexes around swimming pools. Research shows that there is a high population of immigrant families in Dallas living in these complexes with children who do not know how to swim. Take a moment to see how our Make A Splash is making a difference in the Dallas community.
The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, but what does "for all" mean? Jeff Thomas, Executive Director of the Richardson YMCA has the answer! Take a moment to read about how a small team found themselves at the Y.